Crab Cakes With Jalapeno Mayonnaise

Serve this sauce on the side

Jalapeno Mayonnaise

4 jalapeno chilies, seeded and minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons lime juice

½ teaspoon salt

1/2 cup olive oil

Place chilies in a blender, or a food processor, combine chilies, garlic, egg yolk, lime juice and ½ teaspoon salt. Whirl until smoothly blended.  With blender running slowly add the olive oil and blend until thick and creamy.

Crab Cakes

1 1/2  pounds crab meat

1 cup fine bread crumbs, dry

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients, except last two, together and form into patties, about 6 to 8. Roll crab patties in panko bread crumbs and fry in oil about 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on each side.

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